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Note: The lingerie in this review was purchased with my own money and all opinions are my own. Mosh and Dottie’s Delights are unaffiliated with this review. I have to admit, I am the kind of person who buys holiday gifts for herself as well as for others. Last year, I treated myself to some lingerie, including the Sheer Show Pantsuit from Mosh + Dottie’s Delights. I’d been eyeing this piece for […]

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Please note: Some of these images may be NSFW. As the lingerie-as-outerwear trend continues to grow, the distinction between lingerie and fashion is blurring. It’s an exciting time, as lingerie brands (predominantly the more risk-taking independents) are stretching their creative chops to produce directional lines that not only take their cue from fashion trends, but more often than not, set them. Fashion brands have followed suit, incorporating lingerie trends into […]

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In order for the lingerie industry to be seen as a legitimate branch of the fashion industry, we need more experimental, directional labels that go beyond the traditional silks and laces. What better way to bridge the gap than to take the “lingerie as outerwear” concept and turn it on its head, with pieces that start as outerwear before fluidly transforming into underwear? Avant-garde knitwear designer Maude Nibelungen has pulled […]

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I’m officially bored of bras. So this year, the only trade show Jess and I have been to is Africa Fashion Week. Like the supposedly international London Fashion Week, the organisation was a bit erratic, all the staff wore black, and someone shilling hair products chased me around. Jess was chased by someone who specialises in large size ladies footwear, so full marks to everyone’s marketing, at least. Unlike LFW,  […]

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It was the Oxford Conference of Corsetry just over a week ago, and in its run-up I spent most of my time getting pretty obsessive about corsets. I’ve been neglecting other areas of lingerie to dedicate my time to crafting these exquisite, waist-altering garments. Consequently, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the significance of the corset. As a lingerie designer, corsets to me have always existed in their […]

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Bacchus was the Greco-Roman god of wine, indulgence, intoxication, and freedom. Decadent parties in his honor, called bacchanalia, were venues for revelry and hedonistic pleasures. For her debut lingerie collection, Erica M. has imagined a world of a New York underground secret society where Art Nouveau excess and bacchanalian debauchery come together in an ecstatic celebration of sensuality and empowerment. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to interview designer […]

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I love custom lingerie. It’s great if you’re a non-standard shape or want the perfect piece that just isn’t available on the market right now in your size range. Over the years I’ve definitely developed a routine that I follow when I order a new custom piece, so I thought today I’d put together a guide for everyone else. This contains both the basics and some more detailed dos and […]

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Many of us are happy to finally see the lingerie industry’s obsession with strappy, bondage-inspired lingerie come to an end. It was starting to feel as if every harness and cage bra had a whiff of desperation — trying too hard to be edgy, to be sexy, to be avant garde. In a race to be different, so many brands started to look the same. Only those with a truly […]

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Disclosure: I received these items free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own. The ethos of Les Lunes resonates strongly with me — the brand aims to make garments that are both stylish and easy to wear. There’s overlap between their lines of Lingerie, Active Wear, Casual Wear, and Ready to Wear, with the groups mingling and styling with both each other and an average wardrobe in […]

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Even if you’re not into fantasy wear, it’s hard to deny the theatrical fabulousness of Divamp. Barcelona-based designer Boyd Baten has created a line of over-the-top wearable armor that is equally at home on an opera stage as it is at the Black Rock Desert of Burning Man. Part glam gladiator, part futuristic fetish, Baten’s pieces are true works of art. It’s no surprise Baten ended up creating wearable sculpture. […]

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